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Mac Asbill Jr. ’42

Published in Sept. 16, 1992, issue

THE CLASS LOST a loyal member and an outstanding attorney when Mac died May 21, 1992, in Potomjc, Md., his home for most of his life. He came to Washington as a law clerk to Supreme Court justice Stanley Reed, in 1948, and then joined the law firm of Sutherland, Tuttle & Brennan, which later became Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. He spent his entire career there, except for a year in the office of the General Counsel of the Army during the Korean War.

Mae grew tip in Atlanta and Washington, I).(]., and came to Princeton from St. Albans. He majored in English, graduating with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. During WWII he served in the Marine Corps, as an aide to Gen. Holland M. ("Howlin' Mad") Smith in the Central Pacific, and was awarded a bronze star.

After the war Mac graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, in 1948. Mac was chairman of his law firm of 240 lawyers, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. He was president of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. lie also served, until just prior to his death, as chairman of the D.C. chapter of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, as the cochairman of the National Conference of Lawyers and Public Accountants, and as secretary and trustee ( , f the Federal City Council, among his many professional and civic activities.

To his wife of 50 years, Jane; to his four children, Richard '65, Henry '69, William, and Anne, to his mother; and to his 11 grandchildren (including Brandon '89), the Class offers its most sincere condolences.

The Class of 1942

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